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  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143777649
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Zola and the Christmas Lights



Celebrate community, kindness, hope and all the wonder of the festive season in a heartwarming Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta and joyous illustrator Deb Hudson.

Celebrate the wonder of Christmas in this heartwarming picture book from the bestselling and award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta, together with talented and joyous illustrator Deb Hudson.
This year, Zola and Alessandro are going to decorate the street with Nonno Nino’s Christmas lights. Zola’s house and Boomerang Street haven’t had Christmas lights for two years. But this year, Zola and Alessandro want to continue the tradition. They’ve learned a lot about tradition lately – and how some families have different beliefs, and others celebrate Christmas differently. And with the help of their family and friends, this Christmas Boomerang Street is going to shine!

  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143777649
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author in more than twenty countries and eighteen languages. Her seventeen books range from beloved young adult fiction and fantasy through to contemporary and crime fiction, and works for younger readers. Her much-loved Australian classic Looking for Alibrandi swept the pool of literary awards when it was published, and was also released as a film, adapted by Marchetta, winning an AFI Award and an Independent Film Award for best screenplay, as well as the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award and the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award. In 2009 Marchetta won the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award from the American Library Association. Her most recent novel is The Place on Dalhousie. She lives in Sydney.

Deb Hudson

Deb Hudson is passionate about drawing bright, happy and colourful images that evoke emotion and thought in the viewer – the dreamy, joy- and wonder-filled moments of the everyday. She has been drawing and creating since she was a little girl and lives in the fabulous city of Melbourne with her husband, three kids, energetic border collie and a bright yellow canary.

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